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Let us spoil, astound and entertain you onboard LOOPING! This is the best way to explore the multitude of islands, atolls and fringing reef structures Fiji's Fabulous Far North is world famous for! Cruising Fiji's Far North and the Lau groups are probably the most pristine untouched areas on the planet.
You will see beautiful, untouched and unspoiled islands and atolls, swim in gin clear waters, snorkel the best, most vividly colorful reefs, and have amazing secluded beaches just to yourself!
We have no set itineraries as this allows us to pick the destination with the perfect combination of sailing direction and protection form the open ocean. We sail to Qamea, Matangi, Laucala, Rarantiqa, Yanuda, Yavu, Cobia, Nuku basoga, Nukusemanu, Ngelelevu, Rambi, Kioa, Vanua Levu, Wailagilala, Duff reef, Vanua Balavu and all of Lau group on extended passages.
Looping was designed and built in Belgium by acclaimed naval architect Richard Luscher, as the prototype for the LOOPING range which has been a wildly successful range of world cruising performance catamarans. She has 2 queen staterooms, 2 double staterooms a workshop and expansive bridge deck with galley, dining, lounging and navigation area. The yacht has 1 large shower washroom area and a separate toilet. She has a 40 litter per hour desalinator, hot water showers, 220-volt power and a large solar array that provides all/most of the yachts power requirements.
Mornings are started with fresh brewed espresso or tea and your choice of hot breakfast with an array of local fruits. We then sail to the days destination and arrive before lunch. Our multi course lunches range from a array of appetizers, to homemade pasta and or a main of fresh fish cooked to perfection. (see attached sample menu below for more details of our gastronomic feasts we prepare onboard).
Afternoons are spent exploring our destination and can include snorkeling, beach walking,swimming, lounging, kiting, paddle boarding,etc.
In the late afternoon the foodie side of our adventures begin to shine. We serve cold bubbly on the aft deck accompanied by homemade crostini of Ciabatta bread baked fresh daily topped with grilled pancetta or truffled anchovies, and array of appetisers from Lobster sformati to grilled marinated prawns, to thinly sliced San Daniele proscutto. Your palate will be ready for more!
We then do a sit down 1st, second and third courses at LOOPINGS outside dining table with appropriate wines and fine conversation.
After dinner drinks are served under the brightest canopy of stars while your choice of music soothes your soul and makes for the perfect evening, night after night!
|Paul Negro, Skipper -- Paul has been sailing the worlds oceans since 1996 when he sold his business and bought a sailing catamaran in France and never looked back. With over 70,000 sea miles under his keel Paul will ensure you arrive safely and in utmost comfort. His knowledge of Fiji's islands, atolls and reef structures is extensive having run a charter operation here for over 4 years, and cruised the area extensively for 3 more. Paul is a master 5 skipper, sailplane pilot, IKO kite board instructor, advanced diver with over a thousand dives, free diver, spear fisherman, chef, gourmand and all around bon vivant! He is a charming host and will make every effort to share his love of Fiji's natural beauty with you!!
|Helena Hrncirova, First Mate & Chef -- Originally from the Czech Republic via Australia, Helena has worked on cruise ships and traveled the world for many years. She is an avid underwater photographer, sailor, travel agent, kiteboarder, SUP guide and chef extraordinaire. She moved to Taveuni with Paul in 2012 and has been exploring the wonders of Fiji's Fabulous Far North ever since. She has an exceptional ability to create new and unique recipes combining local ingredients into european specialties. She will amaze and delight you with her culinary creativity!!
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